K-Kids Shoebox Float Competition, New Orleans, USA

July 5, 2012 Comments Off
K-Kids Shoebox Float Competition, New Orleans, USA

SKTM’s K-Kids Club’s shoebox float is the only entry from outside of the USA!

For more info on this project, please click here: K-Kids Shoebox Float Contest Report.

The K-Kids Club of SK Taman Megah designed and made a shoebox float for submission to the K-Kids Shoebox Float competition held in conjunction with the 2012 Kiwanis International Convention to be held in New Orleans, United States of America from 28th June till 1st July 2012.

The contest themes are related to The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. The Eliminate Project is the 2nd Kiwanis International Worldwide Service Project. Working with UNICEF, Kiwanis International through its clubs worldwide aims to raise USD110 million by the year 2015 to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, a disease that causes death to mothers and babies through bacterial infection at childbirth. This deadly disease can be easily avoided through 3 injections to be given to all women.

K-Kids Club of SK Taman Megah chose the theme ”Protecting the connection” — protecting the connection between mother and baby. The rationale for design elements are:

  • The mother is connected to the baby (carried by the nurse) through a chain of hearts.
  • The UNICEF doctor, sponsored by Kiwanis is helping to protect the connection between mother and baby by giving an injection
  • The different coloured people around the globe shows that members of Kiwanis Clubs and UNICEF all around the world are working towards eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT)
  • The batik print is used because we are Malaysians.

A team of 11 K-Kids members were selected to design and decorate the float. They took 5 days to complete the project. Not all the K-Kids members were involved due to constraints of money and guidance available.

Prepared by
IRENE CHIN
Kiwanis Advisor

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